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Friday 1 April 2011

So you want to be a clinical psychologist...

I am regularly called by undergraduates and asked for advice about becoming a clinical psychologist.  “Is it a good career?” they ask.  “How do I get in?”

Often people are a bit too starry-eyed about the profession.  They look at the fees we charge (almost as high as veterinarians!), and imagine being paid millions just to sit and dispense advice.

Recently a colleague on a listserve I subscribe to posted a link to this short video (thanks Alison M).  Though the psychologist being consulted is perhaps a bit more jaded than she needs to be, I like it.  

Let this be a warning to you, grasshopper.

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